Ammonia Alert

Regular price $7.35 Save $-7.35
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Ammonia Alert® is an innovative color device for continuously detecting and monitoring toxic free ammonia. A sensor changes reversibly from yellow to green to blue, relative to the ammonia concentration. No test kits, chemicals, or procedures are needed. The device detects less than 0.05 mg/L (ppm) free ammonia and alerts you to the #1 killer before any sign of stress. It lasts over a year. This product is not recommended for use at acid pH. Marine or freshwater use.

In the absence of free ammonia the unit will assume a yellow or faint yellow-green color. It is normal for the dry sensor to have a greenish hue. It may take up to a few days for a dry sensor to equilibrate with the water. No sampling of water, chemicals, or test procedures are required. The presence of the free ammonia is detectable continuously with a response time of about 15 minutes. Response to decreasing ammonia is slower, requiring about 4 hours to go from TOXIC to SAFE on removal of ammonia.

Ammonia Alert® lasts over 9X as long as competing products. 
Ammonia Alert® is also almost half the size of competing products. It's small, clear, and unobtrusive, so it won't detract from the view of your aquarium.

As little as 0.02 mg/L of free ammonia will produce a greenish hue on the detector surface. This corresponds to a total ammonia (both ionized and free ammonia) of 0.25 mg/L in marine water at pH 8.3. In freshwater at pH 7.0, this corresponds to 3.6 mg/L total ammonia.

Free ammonia is much more toxic than ionized ammonia. As free ammonia, the ALERT color corresponds to about 0.05 mg/L, ALARM to about 0.2 mg/L, and TOXIC to about 0.5 mg/L. Administering a water change should be considered for any indication other than SAFE. The ALERT concentration is tolerated for 3-5 days, ALARM for 1-3 days, and TOXIC is rapidly harmful, requiring immediate attention. For emergency ammonia removal, treat with AmGuard™.

Care

No care is required beyond removing algae with a clean, soft material. Avoid touching the sensor with fingers, since skin oils can damage it. Do not use bleach, soap, detergents or hard objects to clean the sensor. Some dye medications may discolor the sensor. Sensitivity improves with age, provided the unit is not allowed to dry out, however, drying does not permanently impair the unit. For maximum sensitivity, the unit should be read under natural daylight or daylight simulating light. Red enhancing light minimizes green and blue hues, decreasing the apparent sensitivity of the unit. The response of the unit may be checked by holding it briefly over the mouth of an ammonia bottle: color should develop rapidly.

DRY GOODS SHIPPING

Dry goods will be shipped via USPS or UPS depending on location, order size and weight etc.

(Combined Livestock/Dry goods orders will be separate shipping charges and will be fulfilled seperately)

Order Amount

ALL Shipping Zones (Contiguous 48 States)

$1-49

$5.00

$100+

FREE

LIVESTOCK SHIPPING

Order Amount

PA NJ MD DC DE & CT

$1-149 $10.00
$150+ FREE

Order Amount

NY OH WV & VA 

All Other States

$1-299 $19.00 $39.00
$300+ FREE

FREE

*A $80 minimum of livestock, PLUS shipping (can be multiple orders) is required for orders to ship to our $19 and $39 zones.

 

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I work one on one with each customer to schedule your order's delivery to ensure the best service. Please select your delivery day with our date-picker at checkout. Plans change and you need to reschedule? No problem! Just send us an email - Contact Page

 

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 *We DO NOT ship Thursday for Friday delivery. If there is a delay during a Friday delivery there would be no chance for second day delivery. 

*We DO NOT ship during ANY holiday weeks as UPS has a high rate of delaying orders. Excluded delivery dates will be blacked out on our date-picker at checkout.

*A $80 minimum of livestock, PLUS shipping (can be multiple orders) is required for orders to ship to our $19 and $39 zones.

*All orders are FINAL.

So, we have had a DOA policy that has always been very generous. But lets just KISS, I mean “Keep it Simple Stupid”.

- If you have an item that unfortunatly arrives at your door in it’s bag dead, its covered.

- If you put a coral in your tank and within 2 hours of delivery it is dead, it’s covered.

- If your shipment is delayed by UPS and your corals arrive dead, they’re covered! (photos must be send within 2hrs of delivery even if shipment has been delayed)

DOA coverage means you will receive store credit for the item you purchased to use either for a like replacement item or on a totally different item! We do NOT cover the cost of shipping if you have a DOA item. DOA credit may be used only once. DOA credit may not be used to pay shipping fees nor counted towards the amount spent required to reach free shipping.

All DOA corals must be photographed within 2hrs of delivery, whether they’re in the bag or tank.

We do work with each customer on a one on one basis as each situation is unique! We care about you and our corals, and most importantly we want a good experience for everyone!